Would you like to give your oil a very personal, home-made touch? All you have to do is infuse your regular Olive Oil with your favourite ingredients. The result? You can’t imagine! But don’t worry, we’ll reveal all below.
After the fantastic response we received to the post on Infusing Olive Oils, we’re revisiting the concept with two new ingredients, lemon and ginger, because personalising the flavour of your olive oil is a brilliant idea, and who would know that better than us?!
Set the scene for a moment: your chicken wings grilled to perfection on the BBQ and then drizzled with your own Olive Oil flavoured with lemon or ginger. Or a deliciously fresh salad dressed with your new ‘gastronomic perfume’. Mmm… you’ll soon be the most popular chef in town.
Did you know that ginger-infused oil adds a fantastic dimension to fried fish? It’s also ideal for steamed vegetables or ceviches. Just make sure you keep it in a cool, dark place so it retains all its aromas. If you want to know how to make it, keep reading.
Did you ever dream that ginger-infused Olive Oil could be so versatile? Well, you just wait until you try lemon-infused oil. For starters, it goes fantastically well with chicken, fish and salads. And you can also use it in all your sauces for an amazing extra zing.
- Olive Oil
- 2 lemons
1. Remove the peel from the lemons with a sharp knife or peeler. The yellow bit, not the white pith underneath. Just the peel. No more, no less.
2. Plunge the peel into boiling water for a couple of minutes. to remove any bitterness.
3. Put the peel in a glass jar and fill with Olive Oil. Then simmer the jar in a bain-marie for 2 hours so the flavours gently infuse. Leave to cool. Be patient! Leave to rest for at least 24 hours.
4. The next day, strain the oil to remove any peel.
5. Pour the oil into a clean, dry bottle.
6. Keep in a cool, dark place so it retains all its flavour.
And there you have it. A very easy way of personalising your favourite Olive Oil to give your culinary creations even more flavour.
Would you like to know more? Learn how to do so properly here: